Polarcus takes delivery of Polarcus Asima
31 Aug 2010
Polarcus Limited (OAX: PLCS) has announced that Polarcus Asima AS, a member of the Polarcus Group, today took delivery of POLARCUS ASIMA, the third and most sophisticated 3D seismic vessel to date to join the Polarcus fleet. The vessel was built at Drydocks World – Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and is transiting directly to the Black Sea to commence a charter for Rosneft.
POLARCUS ASIMA is a purpose-built 12 streamer 3D seismic vessel of the latest ULSTEIN SX134 design and the largest vessel in the Company's fleet with an overall length of 92m and a beam of 21m. POLARCUS ASIMA is also the first true Arctic-ready 3D seismic vessel in the industry with an ICE-1A class notation from DNV, double hull and an advanced ballast water treatment system that eliminates the risk of introducing invasive species into fragile ecosystems such as those found in the Arctic. The vessel has a maximum speed of 15 knots and is capable of deploying 12 streamers of 9,000m length at 100m separation.
Rolf Ronningen, CEO Polarcus, +971 4 436 0800 / +971 50 459 6982
Tom Henrik Sundby, CFO Polarcus, +971 4 436 0800 / +971 50 708 6480
Polarcus is a pure play marine geophysical company with a pioneering environmental agenda, specializing in high-end towed streamer data acquisition from Pole to Pole. Polarcus is launching a fleet of modern 3D seismic vessels using the innovative ULSTEIN X-BOW® design and incorporating advanced maritime technologies for improved operational efficiency with a reduced environmental footprint. Polarcus offers contract seismic surveys and multi client projects worldwide and has its principal office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. For more information, visit www.polarcus.com
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